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Standish

Standish shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD560102
Metropolitan borough Wigan
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGAN
Dial code 01257
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
UK Parliament Wigan
European Parliament North West England
List of places: UKEnglandGreater Manchester

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Standish is a village and district of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. Historically part of Lancashire, Standish is located between the neighbouring towns of Chorley and Wigan. Standish is home to the world famous Dog and Partridge pub, run by heroic landlady Janet Kenny. The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is a Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... , Chorley Library Chorley is a market town in Lancashire, England, south of Preston and at the foot of the West Pennine Moors and home to the Chorley cake. ... , Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England. ...

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Geography and administration

Standish once had its own railway station, which closed many years ago, as did Victoria Colliery.


Standish is located on the A49 road between Chorley and Wigan, a short distance from Junction 27 of the M6 motorway. Standish is notable for being extremely congested, and despite efforts by Wigan council, reamins busy, with traffic stretching for miles, particularly during rush hour. These qualities are present possibly due to the major roads running through it, and its close links to the motorway. The A49 near Warrington The A49 is a major road in England. ... The M6 near Carnforth, 2005 This article concerns the M6 motorway in England. ...


History

Etymology

The name Standish is almost certainly formed from two Old English words "stan", meaning stone, and "edisc", a park or enclosure.[citation needed] Old English (also called Anglo-Penis[1], Englisc by its speakers) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... This balancing rock, Steamboat Rock stands in Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, CO The rocky side of a mountain creek near Orosí, Costa Rica. ...


Early history

Standish has a documented history dating back to 1178. Historical remains earlier than the Anglo-Saxon period have been found in Standish in the form of two Roman hoards, one of which, the Boar's Head Hoard, was found in 1926. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ...


At the end of the twelfth century Warin Bussel was Baron of Penwortham, and when his daughter married Richard Spileman he gave to her the vills of Stanedis and Longetre as part of her dowry. Two daughters born of this marriage each received one of the vills as her own marriage portion; the elder, Juliana, marrying Radulphus, who took the name de Stanedis or Standish, and the younger, Edith, marrying Siward, who adopted the name de Longetre or Langtree. Penwortham is a small town on the South side of the River Ribble facing the city of Preston in Lancashire (UK). ...


With the marriage of Radulphus and Juliana, whose dowry gave them land and a name, the Standish family had begun. The story of the Standish family can be followed from here, 1202, to the last Lord of the Manor of Standish, Henry Noailles Widdrington Standish, Lord of the Manor from 1883 to 1920. When he died in 1920, at Contreville in France, he left no children, and so the house of Standish officially came to an end.


Throughout their history the Standish family remained loyal to the Roman Catholic faith after the Reformation, and like many other Lancashire gentry families had to steer a fine course between their beliefs and avoiding the wrath of the Protestant State. Although Standish escaped major incident in the English Civil War, the support of the Standishes for the Jacobite cause involved the village in national events in the 1690s and again in 1715, when first William and then Ralph Standish were lucky to escape with their lives and to preserve the family estates intact. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      For other uses, see Reformation (disambiguation). ... The English Civil War consisted of a series of armed conflicts and political machinations that took place between Parliamentarians (known as Roundheads) and Royalists (known as Cavaliers) between 1642 and 1651. ... Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, wearing the Jacobite blue bonnet Jacobitism was (and, to a very limited extent, remains) the political movement dedicated to the restoration of the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland. ...


There has been speculation that Standish was the home town of the pilgrim father, Myles Standish,though there is no evidence he ever lived here, but there supposely is evidence that he came from the Duxbury's. Captain Myles Standish Kt. ...


Landmarks

St. Wilfrid's Church is first mentioned in 1205, but the vast extent of the ancient parish with its eleven townships (Adlington, Anderton, Charnock Richard, Coppull, Duxbury, Heath Charnock, Langtree, Shevington, Standish, Welch Whittle and Worthington) points to a very early foundation. It was rebuilt of local gritstone in the 16th. century and the large blocks of red sandstone, in the north-east corner, are relics of the older building. The old tower with its impressive spire above it had been left untouched at the rebuilding but this spire was unfortunately damaged by lightning in 1814 and again by storm in 1822. Forty-five years later the spire and the tower below were removed and then rebuilt. St. Wilfrid's Church was later joined in Standish by St. Marie's R.C. Church (opened on 18th May 1884) and Standish Methodist Church. Adlington is a town in Lancashire, England near the West Pennine Moors and the larger town of Chorley. ... Anderton could refer to one of the following places: Anderton with Marbury, Cheshire Anderton, Cornwall Anderton, Lancashire Anderton is also a surname, and could refer to one of the following people: Darren Anderton, British sportsperson James Anderton, British policeman Jim Anderton, New Zealand politician Phil Anderton, sportsperson Sophie Anderton, British... Charnock Richard is a small village in the borough of Chorley. ... , Coppull (historically known as Cophulle, Crophull or Crophill), meaning a cropped hill or a hill rising to a peak”, is a Lancashire village about 300 feet above sea level, bounded by Whittle Brook, Clancutt Brook, the River Yarrow, Eller Brook, Hic-Bibi Brook and Stars Brook. ... Duxbury Hall as it looked in 1840 Duxbury Woods is an area of woodland and parkland situated in Chorley, Lancashire, at the foot of the West Pennine Moors. ... , Heath Charnock is a small village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England. ... For other places called Langtree, see Langtree (disambiguation) Langtree is a village and parish in north Devon, England, situated about 4 miles south-west of Great Torrington and 8 miles south of Bideford. ... Shevington is a village and civil parish in Greater Manchester, England and is a component part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. ... Worthington may refer to multiple places and people in the United States and England: Places In England: Worthington, Leicestershire In the United States of America: Worthington, Indiana Worthington, Iowa Worthington, Kentucky Worthington, Massachusetts Worthington, Minnesota Worthington, Missouri Worthington, Ohio Worthington, Pennsylvania Worthington, West Virginia People Anthony Worthington George Worthington Sir...


Famous Residents

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External links

  • The Standish Homepage A website all about Standish, Greater Manchester
  • Standish History A collection of articles relating the 800+ years of the history of Standish
  • Coppull and Standish Brass Band

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